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UPDATE 1-Twitter plans to build 'decentralized standard' for social networks

12 Dec 2019

Dec 11 Twitter Inc plans to set up an independent research group to create an "open and decentralized" system for social networks, CEO Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday, which could relieve pressure on the company to appease critics of its content policies but also give rise to a new crop of competitors.

U.S. senators threaten Facebook, Apple with encryption regulation

11 Dec 2019

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. senators grilled Apple Inc and Facebook Inc executives over their encryption practices on Tuesday and threatened to regulate the technology unless the companies make encrypted user data accessible to law enforcement.

TikTok accused in California lawsuit of sending user data to China

04 Dec 2019

SAN FRANCISCO A California college student has accused popular video-sharing app TikTok in a class-action lawsuit of transferring private user data to servers in China, despite the company's assurances that it does not store personal data there.

Ex-Trump ally Bolton says Twitter account 'liberated' from White House control

23 Nov 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton said on Friday that Twitter Inc had returned control of his personal account to him after it had been taken over by the White House.

Former Twitter worker accused of spying for Saudi Arabia can be released on bond

22 Nov 2019

SAN FRANCISCO A former Twitter Inc employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia may be freed pending trial, a U.S. District Court judge ruled on Thursday.

Former Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudis pleads not guilty

21 Nov 2019

SAN FRANCISCO A former Twitter Inc employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in San Francisco, where he remains in custody.

Rapinoe calls for more investment in U.S. women's game

14 Nov 2019

Two-time World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe has been at the forefront of the U.S. national women's team's fight for gender pay equity but the fiery forward has told Reuters she also hopes for more investment in the domestic league and better pay for club players. | Video

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